The Salem Mighty Mite football teams opened their 2008 season on a wonderful Sept. 13 morning at Highland.
With the big storm to the south, the third-grade Hounds made their own storm winds and blew away the third-grade Rebels 42-6.
Next, the fourth-grade teams went at it, pounding away on each other. The final two scores came in the last 1:30 of play, resulting in a 14-all tie.
The next game of the day featured a pair of talented and experienced fifth-grade squads. In the end, Highland won a tough 8-6 battle.
The final game of the day was between the sixth-grade Hounds and sixth-grade Rebels, and both sides were ready to play.
In the end, Highland was just too much and won 44-0.
Salem hosts Mountain View on Sept. 20, with the third-grade Hounds kicking things off at 10 a.m.